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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Jan 29, 2010 7:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Smoke gets in the rye? -- and a carousel ride

Want another one?

Salinger's short story "Uncle Wiggly in Connecticut" was made into a critically-panned film called "My Foolish Heart."

I'm amazed by how many of you all don't like Catcher. That book really spoke to me as a teenager. He may be a whiner, but as someone said above, "weren't we all?" And by the end of the book, his attitude starts to change. He's growing up. I think that's the real message.

It reminds me a bit of "A Clockwork Orange" (the original book, not the one released in the US, and certainly not the movie). By the end, Alex starts to mature. He basically outgrows his violent, rebellious youth and becomes a man.